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St. Louis Then and Now (Then & Now) Hardcover – June 1, 2000
"One World Trade Center" by Judith Dupré
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In addition, the author makes several silly factual mistakes about the city's biggest pride and joy, its baseball team. The Gashouse Gang of the 1930s was not the first Cardinals team to win a World Series, that was done in 1926. The Cardinals did not even compete in any World Series in the 1950s; as I was able to personally observe on many occasions, they were a pretty mediocre team throughout that decade. And Busch Stadium did not have its playing field purposely placed below ground level to escape the heat, but rather to allow fans easier access to both upper and lower decks. The playing field was ferociously hot in the steamy St. Louis summers.
After picking up the "walking tour of downtown" book published by Charles Brennan a year or so ago, I began to appreciate the beautiful buildings that are being renovated for lofts and condos. Hungry to learn more, I found a brilliant web site called builtstlouis.net with synopses of many downtown structures. I highly recommend that site to anyone interested in the history of downtown St. Louis.
Finding that site simply made me more curious about downtown, so I turned to Amazon.com, and found this spectacular book that helps put things into perspective when comparing the way St. Louis was at the turn of the 20th century compared to how it appears today. Much of the grand history of St. Louis still exists, and I urge anyone wanting to know more to buy this book.
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Great, clear pictures! Now I can cut up my old copy that's already missing pages.Published 7 months ago by SoulardDave
My Great Great Grandfather helped build the Eads Bridge pictured on the cover.Published 16 months ago by Margaret Snyder